Questions that Home Sleep Studies Can Investigate

The purpose of sleep is not entirely clear. It has been suggested that it helps with memory consolidation and tissue repair. But there are many unanswered questions about what happens when we are asleep and how important it is to our lives overall. Sleep research is a vast and multifaceted field. Generally, home sleep studies investigate the following aspects of sleep: brain activity during sleep, the effects of medication on sleep, behavioural changes in asleep subjects, as well as possible connections between hormones and neurotransmitters with our body's 24-hour circadian rhythm. Read More 

Radical Prostatectomy Explained

Prostate cancer can be fatal without prompt treatment, and surgery is often required to treat this type of cancer. The surgical procedure is called a radical prostatectomy and involves having the whole prostate and the surrounding tissue removed. If you undergo this procedure you will no longer be able to ejaculate, but you will still be able to have sexual intercourse. Your surgeon will decide whether you should have an open prostatectomy or a laparoscopic prostatectomy. Read More